Patents Examined by Moustapha Diaby
  • Patent number: 10666811
    Abstract: The disclosure provides a system and method for metering on a prepaid wireless access point the amount of data transferred between a wireless device and the Internet and inhibiting further data transmission when the amount of prepaid data available reaches or drops below a pre-determined threshold. Specifically, the wireless access point includes a metering client to track one of data usage or an amount of prepaid data available. When the metering client indicates that the amount of data available has dropped below a pre-determined threshold, the wireless access point inhibits further data transmission.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 22, 2019
    Date of Patent: May 26, 2020
    Assignee: TracFone Wireless, Inc.
    Inventor: Satish Ramprasad
  • Patent number: 10659635
    Abstract: A proxy logger is a proxy or gateway between a Semantic Query/Certification tool and a Multifunction device, such as a multifunction printer. A user specifies the beginning and end points of a specific operation and the proxy logger records network requests and decrypts/encrypts the traffic. The proxy logger and SQCT logs the results for later consumption. Using this method the Semantic Query/Certification tool may generate a certification report or enumerate how a semantic operation is performed for different models of MFDs. The output of the log will be used to build device management profile for the MFD.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 11, 2019
    Date of Patent: May 19, 2020
    Assignee: XEROX CORPORATION
    Inventor: Peter J. Zehler
  • Patent number: 10659641
    Abstract: Disclosed is an image forming apparatus, which may execute a job including printing an image. The disclosed image forming apparatus may include: a printer; a detector that may detect a property of a printing paper sheet, the printing paper sheet being a paper sheet used by the printer in the printing; and a determinator that may, on the basis of the property detected by the detector and a situation of the job, determine conditions for executing the printing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 10, 2019
    Date of Patent: May 19, 2020
    Assignee: Konica Minolta, Inc.
    Inventors: Katsuyuki Ikuta, Masahiro Kamiya, Shota Igo
  • Patent number: 10652726
    Abstract: According to one embodiment of the present disclosure, the method by means of which a mobility management entity (MME) determines the communication mode of a terminal in a communication system includes the steps of: receiving, from the terminal, an access request including information on the position of the terminal; transmitting a message to a home subscriber server (HSS) on the basis of the received access request; receiving, from the HSS, specific position information for setting a first mode; comparing the information on the position of the terminal with the specific position information; and determining the communication mode of the terminal according to the result of the comparison. According to the present disclosure, the frequent transmission of small amounts of data can be supported in an efficient manner.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 13, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 12, 2020
    Assignee: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Han Na Lim, Song Yean Cho, Jung Je Son, Sang Soo Jeong, Soeng Hun Kim, Sang Bum Kim, Jae Hyuk Jang, Kyeong In Jeong
  • Patent number: 10652178
    Abstract: An information processing system includes circuitry that acquires input information input to a terminal apparatus, the terminal apparatus operating a message exchange program, determines, based on the input information being acquired, whether or not a condition as a trigger for calling an information processing service is satisfied, changes, based on the determination that the condition as the trigger for calling the information processing service is satisfied, a status of the message exchange program into a status that exchanges a message with the information processing service, acquires, based on the message to the information processing service, electronic information used for information processing, and requests an information apparatus to execute the information processing using the electronic information being acquired.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 19, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 12, 2020
    Assignee: Ricoh Company, Ltd.
    Inventors: Naoki Takishima, Yoshiharu Tojo, Daisuke Koya, Kiriko Chosokabe, Hiroya Uruta
  • Patent number: 10652172
    Abstract: An electronic communication device and method for communication including automatically selecting, composing, and/or presenting a number of proposed responses to a message is disclosed. The device can present the incoming message content to the user together with an alert to the user that one or more proposed responses are available for review and selection. The device can calculate a confidence metric for each proposed response. The user alert and/or presentation of the messages can be made to vary in intensity in accordance with the confidence metric of the one or more proposed responses. The presentation of the proposed responses can be alternated and/or combined with a method for the device to receive user input to the content of the proposed response. The user can edit a proposed response rather than composing a complete response.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 16, 2019
    Date of Patent: May 12, 2020
    Assignee: Microsoft Technology Licensing, LLC
    Inventors: Mark Rubinstein, Jason Nelson
  • Patent number: 10628092
    Abstract: A system for predicting one or more stock-related device settings, includes memory which stores a crowdsourcing component. The crowdsourcing component acquires reports from multiple printers in a fleet of printers. The reports each include performance data and printer attributes used when printing one of a plurality of stocks, the printer attributes including at least one device setting. A learning component learns relationships between printer settings and performance, e.g., in the form of a prediction model, based on the acquired reports. A prediction component uses the learned relationships to predict device settings for the stock for at least one of the printers in the fleet of printers and a processor, in communication with the memory, which implements the components.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 14, 2019
    Date of Patent: April 21, 2020
    Assignee: XEROX CORPORATION
    Inventors: Charles Dickinson, James E. Baxter
  • Patent number: 10613460
    Abstract: An image forming apparatus has a power supply portion, an operation panel, a document set portion, a plurality of sensing portions including a document set sensing portion that outputs a document set signal at a first level if the document is set, and control portions. The control portions, at transition to the power saving mode, stores flag data if the document set signal is at the first level, and when the level of any of the status signals from the plurality of sensing portions changes while in the power saving mode, even if the level of the document set signal is the first level, if the flag data is stored, the control portion maintains the electric power supply to the operation panel as the electric power supply expected in the power saving mode.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 12, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 7, 2020
    Assignee: KYOCERA DOCUMENT SOLUTIONS INC.
    Inventor: Junya Yoda
  • Patent number: 10606523
    Abstract: A printer having a single-sheet manual feed tray improves user convenience. A printer configured to print based on print request data has a manual paper feeder in which only one sheet of print media can be loaded at one time; another paper feeder in which multiple sheets of print media can be loaded at one time; and a manual feeder priority function that prioritizes using the manual paper feeder over the other paper feeder when automatic paper feeder selection is specified in the print request data.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 27, 2019
    Date of Patent: March 31, 2020
    Assignee: Seiko Epson Corporation
    Inventor: Ikumi Watanabe
  • Patent number: 10601791
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates to a pre-5th-Generation (5G) or 5G communication system to be provided for supporting higher data rates Beyond 4th-Generation (4G) communication system such as Long Term Evolution (LTE). A method for communicating by a user equipment with a macro cell base station and a small cell base station in a communication system is provided. The method comprises applying a first base station security key to a first communication link with the macro cell base station; generating a second base station security key to be used for a second communication link with the small cell base station based on the first base station security key; applying the second base station security key to the second communication link with the small cell base station; and communicating through at least one of the first communication link and the second communication link.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 30, 2019
    Date of Patent: March 24, 2020
    Assignee: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Sun-Heui Ryoo, Soeng-Hun Kim, Jung-Soo Jung, Jung-Min Moon, Anshuman Nigam, Sung-Jin Lee
  • Patent number: 10602008
    Abstract: According to one embodiment, an image forming apparatus includes, a sheet transporting unit, a scanner, a print unit, an input device, a counter, and a control unit. The sheet transporting unit transports a predetermined number of sheets among a plurality of the sheets. The scanner reads the sheets which are transported by the sheet transporting unit as image data. The print unit prints the image data which is read by the scanner. The input device receives an input from a user. The counter counts the number of the transported sheets. The control unit controls the sheet transporting unit and the print unit depending on the number of the transported sheets and the number of sheets which are input by the user.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 21, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 24, 2020
    Assignee: TOSHIBA TEC KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventor: Tetsuya Sadowara
  • Patent number: 10601792
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates to a pre-5th-Generation (5G) or 5G communication system to be provided for supporting higher data rates Beyond 4th-Generation (4G) communication system such as Long Term Evolution (LTE). A method for communicating by a user equipment with a macro cell base station and a small cell base station in a communication system is provided. The method comprises applying a first base station security key to a first communication link with the macro cell base station; generating a second base station security key to be used for a second communication link with the small cell base station based on the first base station security key; applying the second base station security key to the second communication link with the small cell base station; and communicating through at least one of the first communication link and the second communication link.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 6, 2019
    Date of Patent: March 24, 2020
    Assignee: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Sun-Heui Ryoo, Soeng-Hun Kim, Jung-Soo Jung, Jung-Min Moon, Anshuman Nigam, Sung-Jin Lee
  • Patent number: 10592181
    Abstract: An image forming apparatus is provided which stops, in a case where a license is determined to be invalid, periodic transmission of a state notification to a processing server until the license is determined to be valid thereafter. Further, the image forming apparatus does not output a job history that is recorded while the license is invalid to the processing server. The image forming apparatus stops recording a job history in response to the image processing apparatus being unregistered from the processing server.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 25, 2019
    Date of Patent: March 17, 2020
    Assignee: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventor: Noriko Takagi
  • Patent number: 10582075
    Abstract: An image forming apparatus includes: a transfer section that transfers an image to a sheet; a sheet conveyance member that is provided on an upstream of the transfer section in a sheet conveyance direction and that conveys the sheet; and a hardware processor that controls the sheet conveyance member to displace the sheet, wherein a preset value defining a displacement condition of the sheet conveyance member for providing a correct position of the image on the sheet is set.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 23, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 3, 2020
    Assignee: KONICA MINOLTA, INC.
    Inventors: Yasuo Shiokawa, Yoshiteru Kawakami, Takahiro Okubo
  • Patent number: 10582080
    Abstract: A system includes: an information processing device having a cooperative application; one or more image formation apparatuses operating in cooperation with the information processing device; and a server configured to distribute the cooperative application via the image formation apparatus. The image formation apparatus is configured to: receive from the information processing device application information which identifies the cooperative application; and when the firmware is updated, receive from the server a cooperative application identified by the application information and corresponding to an updated version of the firmware.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 12, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 3, 2020
    Assignee: KONICA MINOLTA, INC.
    Inventor: Kazutoshi Yu
  • Patent number: 10574837
    Abstract: An information processing apparatus capable of preventing trouble from occurring in communication setting due to respective different DHCP servers connected to lines. The information processing apparatus makes a request to the respective DHCP servers connected to a first line and a second line, for a plurality of types of option data required in communication setting of the information processing apparatus. The information processing apparatus makes no request to the DHCP server connected to either the first line or the second line, for a type of option data not required to have a unique value set for each of the first line and the second line, from the types of option data.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 28, 2018
    Date of Patent: February 25, 2020
    Assignee: CANON KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventor: Akira Ishikawa
  • Patent number: 10567916
    Abstract: A program causes a terminal device to function as a communication unit that receives a beacon signal and the processing unit. After an event to cause the communication unit to transmit a job to a target apparatus (electronic apparatus) occurs, or after a predetermined operation is performed by the terminal device in response to receiving a status from the target apparatus, in a case where it is determined that a user moves to an apparatus (non-target apparatus) different from the target apparatus, based on the received radio wave strength of the beacon signal from the target apparatus, the processing unit performs warning notification processing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 22, 2018
    Date of Patent: February 18, 2020
    Assignee: Seiko Epson Corporation
    Inventor: Yutaka Yoshida
  • Patent number: 10558402
    Abstract: A terminal apparatus is communicatively connected to a server system that collects operation information on a printer, through a network, the terminal apparatus including a communication interface that receives printing time information, a display, and a processor that performs processing which displays information that is based on the printing time information. The processor causes a mode for displaying the printing time information on the display to change between a first state where the reception of the printing time information from the server system succeeds and a second state that is at least one of a state where the reception fails and a state where the reception is in progress.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 31, 2018
    Date of Patent: February 11, 2020
    Assignee: Seiko Epson Corporation
    Inventor: Yusuke Yamada
  • Patent number: 10554841
    Abstract: An operating panel of an image forming apparatus obtains a serial number of a main unit of the image forming apparatus upon being connected to the main unit. If a pre-stored serial number of the main unit is different from the obtained serial number, the operating panel deletes all applications installed in the operating panel, stores the serial number of the main unit in the operating panel, and then installs applications on the basis of application information present in the main unit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 2, 2018
    Date of Patent: February 4, 2020
    Assignee: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventor: Jun Horiyama
  • Patent number: 10552096
    Abstract: A first communication apparatus including a control device configured to: receive a specific signal from a second communication apparatus; determine whether an inter-device distance between the communication apparatuses is equal to or smaller than a first distance; cause a server to supply printing data to a printer when the inter-device distance is equal to or smaller than the first distance; again receive the specific signal from the second communication apparatus; determine whether the inter-device distance is equal to or smaller than a second distance that is smaller than the first distance by using a second reception radio wave intensity of the again-received specific signal; and cause the printing execution unit to execute printing in accordance with the printing data when it is determined that the inter-device distance is equal to or smaller than the second distance.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 5, 2019
    Date of Patent: February 4, 2020
    Assignee: Brother Kogyo Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventor: Munehisa Matsuda